Dead Wild Roses: Gender and Coffee – Socialization in Action

We can change society in the (sociological) blink of an eye.  Unfortunately, it is usually in service of making a buck.  Highlights from JSTOR’s public section.   “For caffeine addicts, a morning without a pot of coffee is a no-go. But it hasn’t always been as convenient to make coffee as it is today—and as ...

Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Nestlé Creating Shared Value Through Environmental Sustainability

Nestlé mark their 150th anniversary with key commitments to creating shared value in Canadian society. I look into their goals and progress as well as how their strategy of creating shared value differs from other corporate social responsibility programs. Found in Nestlé’s global report and Canadian report are their social commitments on nutrition, health and ...

Things Are Good: Get Your Fika On

Coffee breaks in North America tend to be more about coffee than a break. In Scandinavia they focus on the break. In fact, they even have a special word for it: fika. They also add baked goods to the mix. The reason the fika concept is important is that Sweden has the happiest workers around ...

mark a rayner: Camusic of the Spheres 

The dreams had returned, again, and no amount of coffee and cigarettes could keep their influence at bay. The ennui was crushing at times, and even talking with an outrageous French accent would not help. He thought of his days in the theatre. Oh, the crazy antics they’d get up to behind the proscenium. His ...

Things Are Good: Drinking Coffee Regularly Decreases DNA Damage

I start my day with coffee and writing a post about good news. Today those two things merged rather well: it turns out drinking coffee regularly can lower the chances that one’s DNA will get messed up. DNA is always doing bizarre things and if those things get too bizarre then it can cause some ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Good Way to Remedy A Cold Morning

Hot coffee, the handy indoor fireplace and a warm laptop.   -25 centigrade?  My warm fire says GTFO. 🙂 I spent the early part of my shift browsing the various news networks catching up on the world by the warm light of the fire and my laptop.  It was calm and quiet and I dare say ...

Melissa Fong: Psst: Bitcoin ATM expanding to Toronto

Yep, more reason why Bitcoins are here to stay Bitcoin ATM was a hit in Vancouver and now Toronto gets one. Located at King and Spadina, Bitcoin Decentral will function […]

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Writers’ stimulants

I still think most of these would be whiskey, not coffee. (h/t to Mark Victor Young.) Alltop is a stiff drink of humor.

ParliamANT Hill: Tory MPs rebel against PM’s Office control

Inspired by these headlines:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/03/26/pol-backbench-mps-rebel-against-pmo-control.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/03/26/toronto-roll-up-the-rim.html

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: I’ve just spilled really hot coffee in my lap — is this what they mean by "global warming"?

Most of the scientific community and a large number of other thinking hominids believe global warming to be an observed increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans in recent decades. Most of those people accept that … Continue reading →

Things Are Good: Coffee Drinkers Have a Lower Death Risk

I’m writing this as I sip my first coffee of the day and it makes me feel good to do both activities at once because coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death than non-coffee drinkers. Coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections, ...

The Wheatsheaf: Latte Jack

Reading the grains at the bottom of our grande pumpkin spice latter foretells the possibilities – Canada needs more Starbucks. While my consumer preference tends to towards Bridgehead, ThreeHundredEight.com indicates that in order to get some real representation in Saskatchewan requires more Starbucks. The Cons will want to contrast this with their Tim Horton’s lot ...